Category: Congress

Trump Just Crippled His Legislative Agenda

Writing in the Washington Post, James Hohmann makes a rather obvious point about the fallout from President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Another significant repercussion: Every piece of Trump’s agenda just became harder to get through Congress.…

Washington Republicans Headed for a Crack-Up

Ryan Lizza reports that there are people in the White House who seem strangely exhilerated about the prospect of a government shutdown battle: While the potential for a government shutdown has been overshadowed by other events—Syria, North Korea, the attempted…

Who Likes the Nuclear Option?

As you contemplate Mitch McConnell’s exercise of the dreaded nuclear option, I want you to keep something in mind: The 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial election were recall elections to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. It resulted in voters…